Another airline stops pre-selecting optional extras

2 December 2016

The ACCC welcomes Tigerair Australia’s announcement that it has stopped pre-selecting travel insurance and baggage on its online booking platforms.

Tigerair is the third Australian domestic airline to commit to stopping pre-selection conduct in two days following discussions with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

“The ACCC is pleased that it has been able to achieve this positive change for Australian consumers without having to pursue other options,” said ACCC Chairman Rod Sims.

“Once Virgin had agreed to make the first move, the others have been quick to follow suit.”

“We welcome Tigerair’s decision to end the practice of pre-selecting extras, which is fast becoming a thing of the past.” Mr Sims said.

 

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MR 230/16
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